I beg your pardon! I really do understand – it only takes one woof to accomplish a purpose. That one woof means, mama, I need to go out and right now. It’s true and part of life’s lessons. If we are smart, we learn to listen, stop what we are doing, and respond because sometimes it really is important. It requires no explanation, only attention. Have you ever wondered how many calls from our Father you have missed because you didn’t listen and heed His call?
We were created for a purpose you know, not just objects to sit around on a shelf and smile sweetly. Our Lord does realize that it will take time and training to make us what He desires for us to be, but He also expects that we will pay attention and strive to learn how to become His emissaries in a needy world full of Satan’s well-trained staff. Do you ever take a moment to simply be still, realize how blessed you are, and thank Him for loving you so very much?
I have been being reminded lately of how nice it is to be the recipient of unearned love from a new dog I got named Lexy. Yes, I feed and water her, but somehow, she knows that I also love her dearly. I wonder if our Creator feels love from His creation. Does He ever wonder why we forget to acknowledge His presence in our lives, why we erroneously think that our achievements are due to our own super intelligence? How foolish can we get? All we have and are is because of His steadfast and unending love for each and every one of us individually. He did make us for a purpose, but He also expects us to enjoy and appreciate the world He created. We take so much for granted; do we even stop to notice the beauty of our surroundings? Yes, we have our problems and need a little fixing from time to time, but we are a specific creation not able to have been manufactured with man’s simple understanding.
Jeremiah gives us the wisest of choices when he tells us while shut up in prison that he personally heard the voice of the Lord saying “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3). I don’t think any of us would have a hard time admitting that there is an awful lot that we do not know and more that we should be doing. How nice to have a guide and not have to worry about a list stuck in one pocket or another or often misplaced.
We were not given the gift of life to simply sit around and look smart; we were given life to accomplish a purpose, the exact definition of that purpose only the Father knows, but we can discern it if we spend time with Him listening and responding to what we hear. Just as a puppy helps show us purpose and joy, God’s children were created to reflect His purpose and bring Him joy. We may not always know just exactly what our purpose is, but if we listen to our Father, we are more likely to bring happiness to both of us and others who currently don’t know Him but would like to. I don’t think I need to explain to you how dull life would be if we didn’t feel like we had something we were supposed to accomplish.
You may acknowledge that it is not always easy to discern, but if we sincerely try and are patient, God’s word for our lives will be revealed to us when the time is right. Woof! Oh dear, I think I am being called so guess I had better go see what is needed. Listen! Our Father will let you know what He has for you to do.
This is my Father’s world. He shines in all that’s fair;
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass, He speaks to me everywhere.